masculin Pluriel (2014)
by Maison Francis Kurkdjian


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Year of Launch2014
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 90 votes)

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HouseMaison Francis Kurkdjian
PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian

About masculin Pluriel

masculin Pluriel is a masculine fragrance by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Reviews of masculin Pluriel

A very nice fougere that is well made.The leather note is a slightly different touch. I enjoyed wearing Masculin Pluriel today. I would like a bit more projection, but it's still quite nice. I'm working my way through the Francis Kudkjian line and have enjoyed the three I've tried so far. I don't think I would invest in a FB of Masculin Pluriel at this point, as I have several fougere's I enjoy wearing more, but it's not out of the question that I'll pick this up sometime. Francis Kurdkjian is a very talented perfumer.
05th January, 2018
In the personal line of the talented Francis Kurkdjian we very rarely, if ever, hear about Masculin Pluriel. It is the perfect example of a “dark horse” as it is quite probably my favorite from the very good MFK line-up.

It has great, natural patchouli that reminded me of what I got when I smelled high quality oil from that plant: Earthy, lightly damp, tangy and a bit sweet as well. It is accompanied by a smooth and sleek leather note. Vetiver and cedar make it sharper, drier and also bring a soft smoky undertone. The entire blend is surrounded by a main note of lavender giving the woody patchouli and leather a clean, “barbershop”, mossy shaving foam like vibe. Actually it is exactly what I wanted YSL's Rive Gauche PH to be after reading comments about it: It's the best parts of it without the ones I don't enjoy and with better ingredients. It also really reaches the big Guerlain Heritage fan in me.

When trying this one don't expect anything huge, almost theatrical Amouage's style, something very bold and/or to fill up a room. You would be disappointed. It's more of an easy, wearable fragrance counting more on its pure quality in its simplicity and it's one that many online would classify as “signature worthy”.

It is a classy, mature cologne for a self-assured and calm man who doesn't need his scent to make a statement for him. So put on your finest gray or black wool suit, crisply ironed tailored white shirt, matching shoes and belt and some Masculin Pluriel and your “posh gentleman” attire is complete to perfection.
11th November, 2017
Genre: Fougère

Masculin Pluriel is a straightforward lavender-heavy fougère composition that dries down to a blend of patchouli and clean musk. There’s nothing complex or adventurous here, but there’s nothing to offend, either, and the lavender smells of quality. Still, I don’t find anything in Masculin Pluriel that would make me abandon, say, Caron pour un Homme or Vero Kern’s Kiki when I’m in the mood for lavender. Then of course, for a really interesting lavender, there's always Antonio Gardoni's remarkable MEM. But that's another, much longer, review...
17th August, 2017
Dull, pedestrian and flat.

Masculin Pluriel reveals itself as a sweet lavender composition supported by vetiver and woody notes. It is very generic after the first thirty minutes or so.

This is not it if you are looking for a fougere. There are many great fougeres still around, starting with Azzaro pour Homme. You want to pay MFK prices? Go for Invasion Barbare.

This is not the barbershop fragrance that one yearns for. It lacks the brilliant, crisp radiance of Rive Gauche pour Homme or the warm comforting aura of Antico Caruso.

This is not the woody lavender fragrance to search for. That niche is accounted for by Bois du Portugal, Heritage and New York.

This is not by any means the first pairing of lavender with sweet notes. There's a long list starting with Caron Pour Un Homme, Le Male, Casanova 1725, Caron Third Man, Gris Clair and Fourrea Noir for such expressions of lavender.

It borrows quite a bit from Gris Clair, but is nowhere near as distinctive or engaging as Gris Clair. It doesn't have the burnt sugar sprinkled with incense aspect, which makes Gris Clair so addictive. Nor does it go anywhere else with its exploration of lavender.

By now you perhaps have an idea of how it is.

Such a shame it shares shelf space with a masterpiece like Absolue Pour Le Soir.

Did I mention thin sillage and below par duration?

02nd June, 2017
This scent has been done many times before, it falls under the category of barber shop maybe?

Sure, it's been done before but how well has it been done before? Sort of like the electric-car, there have been many electric cars over the years but Tesla has really done a good job of putting one together have they not?

So it goes that MFK has done rather well with the best ingredients and brought back an old fashion sense to a higher level.

Lavender indeed, if you crave a good lavender then here is your fix.
17th November, 2016
This is what most designers set to achieve & fail or even worse throw some crap bottled & sadly, they still sell. MFK's Masculine Pluriel is an exception - it goes through the tried & tested lavender, soft patchouli & woody feel but the difference is the wonderfully executed composition, it's flawless - silage is perfect, longevity is good, but more importantly, it smells at ANOTHER, higher level. Huge thumbs up. I was honestly thinking this one will fail (before I sampled) based on the note breakdown, but this has become my # 3 fav MFK (after the APLS & CPLS).
11th October, 2016

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